Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Chalkboard Effect

I was trying to make a masculine but young looking layout for my son. I kept it very simple and took out my oil based pastels. I used the pastels to doodle around the edges and softly color the open areas of black cardstock. Then I ran my fingers over it to rub it in gently. It created this really neat chalkboard effect!! I really liked it so I wanted to share it.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Le Fleur

I Found something really cool to pass along. They are called Le Fleurs and here is a link to how to make them. Le Fleur Tutorial - They really dress up a page a lot and add that extra something!! Check out my examples!!
Mine are a little altered versions of theirs and not as elaborate. Theirs are FANTASTIC!!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Figuring Out My Blog

I am so not a pro at this. I want to put together something for my title "For Scrapping Out Loud". Try and make my page look a little more like I know what I am doing . I was thinking about putting some tutorials on here too. Not really sure yet. Right now I need to take a quick break and go get my coffee.............................

Alright I'm back. Do you ever wonder what people are doing when they are making an entry on their blogs? I do. For example I am sitting on my couch in my living room, Yo Gabba Gabba (preschool kids show) is playing on the TV, Brooklyn is playing near by and drinking some juice.... (just recently tried telling me she was poopie, but wasn't), oh and me, drinking my coffee out of a blue West Coast Bank coffee mug. Must have been free with opening an account or something.

I am thinking about taking some pictures of my kids today. I took some cute ones of Brooklyn, a couple of days ago. I used a little bit of the July Swirlydoos Kit. http://www.swirlydoos.com/

This is a kit full of pinks and the top layout was me using the little bit of green out of it. I LOVE pinks though. Check out these other ones of Brooklyn I did with the July kit....

Sunday, June 7, 2009

First Post!!

It's official -I'm a BLOGGER!! My name is Mandy and I am a mom of 5 awesome kids. I have four girls and one boy. I love photography and scrapbooking!! This is a layout of me using a Swirlydoos June kit.... LOVE those kits!! The picture is a self portrait.


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